Tomie Kise Brady

Our beloved Tomie Kise Brady, age 92, passed away Sunday morning, October 10, 2021, at her home in St. George, Utah.  She died peacefully with family at her side.

Her loving husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, extended family, and many friends will miss her dearly.

Tomie was born May 17, 1929, in Halaula, Kohala, on the North Shore of Hawaii’s Big Island.  She was the 6th of seven children born to hard-working parents, Shinshin Kise and Kamado Gakiya Kise,  who immigrated to the islands from Okinawa.  After graduating from Kohala High School she left for Honolulu to find employment.  She eventually met and married Dee Jay Brady on March 18, 1952, in the Alberta Canada temple and later settled for a short time in Salt Lake City, UT. Their adventures together later led to establishing homes in Virginia, ID, Honolulu, HI, Concord, CA, Provo UT, American Fork, UT, Stockton, CA, Modesto, CA, Lewiston, ID, Idaho Falls, ID, Boise, ID (for 44 years) before settling in St. George, UT.  In each place, Tomie was a stay-at-home mother and very outgoing being involved in church, schools, and community activities.  Everyone she met loved her.  She made friends easily and positively impacted the lives of many others with her service and warm, loving nature.

Tomie is survived by her husband of 69 years, Dee Jay Brady, and their four children; Rodney D. Brady (Shelee), Kaye Lani Petersen (Steve), Kim Jihun Brady (Neeley), Vern Jay Brady (Kerri), one sister; Kikue Takaki, one brother; Shinso Kise, 18 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

Tomie’s life and example are an inspiration to her descendants.  We’re grateful for the richness of culture she brings us, the legacy of faith and hard work, the example of happiness and positive attitude regardless of what life brings, the dedication to family, and the expectation that we’ll always be as good as she thinks we are.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff St, St. George, UT. Viewings will be held Friday, October 15th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the same location and Saturday, October 16th from 9:00 to 9:45 AM prior to the service. Interment will be at the Arimo Cemetery in Arimo, Idaho.

Family and friends that are unable to attend are invited to view the funeral service online by clicking on the link below.

Special thanks to Dixie Hospice Care nurses for their care and loving kindness during a difficult time.

In lieu of flowers or financial contributions, you are invited to donate to the Humanitarian Aid Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Tomie’s online guest book at




7:00 – 8:00 pm

Second Visitation


10:00 am


2nd Viewing
9:00 – 9:45 am

Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


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9 Responses

  1. Rod, Shel, and all family associated with beautiful Tomie. Our hearts are sad at her passing but filled with joy in anticipation of her new life beyond the veil. She is deeply loved and so will be missed until a joyous reunion. As promised by our loving Father and Savior we will rise according to their forever plan.
    May Heaven’s peace give comfort to each of you. Our love to you all

  2. Dee and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss of your beloved sweetheart Tomie. We so enjoyed sitting with you both in church for several years. Tomie was such a sweet and thoughtful lady and we always felt her love. Dee we think of you often and are so grateful we knew you both. May you find comfort from your Heavenly Father during this hard time.
    Love you both,
    Gary and Julie Stevens

  3. Dee and the family, we send our love to you all. We have been so honored to have Tomie in our lives. What a sweetheart! She was a great example of service and friendship. We love you all, Linda and Clair Evans

  4. Tomie was such a special person and we loved having her as a neighbor. Her sweet smile enlarged all who knew her and she was such a lovely person (and a great cook!)
    Our love goes out to all the family.

  5. Dear Br. Brady and family,
    We mourn with you in the passing of Sister Brady and remember with you the kind and generous soul she always was. We join you in celebrating her wonderful life and take comfort and joy in the expectation of the Eternal Life yet to be in which we will all meet again. We ask the Lord’s blessing upon you and yours. We too are comforted knowing Sister Brady went out of her way to ‘adopt’ us all. She made us all feel part of the same family.

  6. Uncle Dee Jay and family,
    Words cannot express the great love we have for you, Aunt Tomie, and your family. The passing of Aunt Tomie from this life to the other side of the veil is but a moment of separation as far as eternity is concerned. To be reunited with family and friends who passed before us is a great reward for a life well lived. I pray I am worthy of such a great gift being able to be with my Hugh and Flossie Brady Family as well as other relative and friends. You and your family have been an integral part of why I feel that way. Aunt Tomie was and still is a jewel, a wonderful woman dedicated to family and the gospel of Jesus Christ. May the Spirit of the Lord bless and comfort you and your family at this time. Thanks for your great example and for the care that you and Rod and Shelee and other members of your family gave our breloved Aunt Tomie these last few years of her life. Thanks for loving us. We love you with all our hearts.

  7. Aloha Brady Family,
    We are sorry to hear of aunty Tomie’s passing.. We wish we could have been there in person for her service. Danielle and I hope that everyone there is well and in good health.
    Love and Aloha,
    Travis, Danielle and Jarred Yara

  8. Brother Dee Jay, I hope you remember us, Kim & Julie Weigt from the Goddard Ward. We are so sorry to here about the passing of your dear sweet wife Tomie. I always enjoyed the times she liked to tease me when I served in the bishopric. I miss those times and the hugs she freely gave. Please accept our condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. She will be greatly missed by those who know and love her.

  9. Thank you for all of those beautiful pictures and the tribute. It was a joy to watch. I also really appreciate all of the Music choices. I spent many hours in living room of Dee and Tomie. Tomie very patiently taught me the finer arts of knitting. I love to knit now and at this very moment I am sitting under an Afghan that I knitted, due to Tomie’s teachings. I love her and D we and I’m so grateful for them.

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